WFISD Trustees Meet on Bond/Tech Center

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The Wichita Falls School Board is expected to call a bond election during a morning meeting on February 27th, one week from this Friday.

That was decided during Monday night’s regular school board meeting in the Education Center.

At the top of the meeting, Superintendent Dr John Frossard made a recommendation to the board to waive the enrollment cap for incoming freshmen at Rider High School in order to accommodate students who completed an opt- out choice form.

The board voted 4 to 2 to do that, with Elizabeth Yeager and Dale Harvey voting against.

Reginald Blow was not with the other trustees.

Ashley Thomas/WFISD Communications Officer: “So, by doing this, by waiving that enrollment cap for this year, we’re sort of doing both purposes. We’re relieving some of that overcrowding, but also allowing students to go to the school they chose.”

The board also met for about 55- minutes in closed session on possible sites for a proposed career and tech center, which is the main focus of the expected up- coming bond election.

Then, members recommended Dr. Frossard continue researching site locations.

Communications Officer, Ashley Thomas also says the board is very excited about the possibility voters will say yes to a bond this time around.

Ashley Thomas/WFISD Communications Officer: We did a phone survey in the beginning of February that showed the community, if the bond went forth right now, the community would be in favor of it. And, so I think that really excites the board, that this is something our district and community, we could see a career and tech center in the future for our students, and allow those students to be prepared, not only for college, but also prepared to enter the workforce.”

The bond election is expected to be called by the board next Friday morning for Saturday, May 9th.

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